Every year I choose a word or a “theme” that I focus on all year long. I always choose something that I struggle with that I want to make sure to keep in my mind to improve on every day. It helps to keep me motivated and inspired and on a forward path… especially on days that I am feeling less than enthusiastic. In the past, I have had words like Completion, Focus, and Happy – all of which have been great words, and I have really strengthened my skills with each one. These little one word mantras have made a huge impact on my business and my home life. By having a one-word theme I have been able to have something to focus on to make sure I was always moving forward.
A few weeks ago when I spent the weekend at the TypeA Conference in Orlando I realized that I know much more than I actually thought I did about blogging and social media – which was both a good thing and a bad thing. When you go to a conference wanting to learn – and then realize you probably could have been one of the ones teaching – it makes you take a look at yourself and ask: If you know all of these things… why are you not doing them? The truth is I am… and I have… just not with CONSISTENCY.
Consistency is hard – it requires a strong level of commitment that I believe few people have. It requires a drive to continue long after the initial desire to begin has passed. We are all great at beginning – it is the follow through and completion are what we struggle with. However, what we also know is that we are habit-driven creatures and that it is what we do every single day that makes the difference between success and failure. Robert Collier said, “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” This is one of my most favorite quotes and one I have used often in my direct sales coaching, but as I take a closer look at my blog, business, life, and goals – even though I have been present and worked hard on them – it has not been with the level of consistency that I believe is required to truly achieve long lasting success.
So even though we are still 5 weeks away from 2017, I have already chosen my “One Word Theme for 2017,” and have begun actively working on it. Why wait until the calendar changes to start implementing practices that I know I need to work on NOW right? What does that mean for MoscatoMom? Well, I got a new look (if you are reading this in email, be sure to check out the blog) and have also begun working with some really amazing companies for upcoming campaigns and great giveaways for all of you guys – my awesome readers. Part of being consistent means bringing the best right here to the blog on a regular basis (like I used to!) so I hope you will love all of the new content and I would love to hear your thoughts on it all! I am narrowing my focus to include the things I love most which are food, fitness, travel, and wine! And, of course, all of the hottest new products hitting the market.
It also means stepping up my social media game – which – I must admit I have shied away from with all of the negativity over the last year or so, but as a friend mentioned – it is up to us to be the “bright spots” on social media and drown out the negativity, so that is what I hope to do. So if you aren’t already, please follow me on Facebook and Instagram and let’s keep in touch! I hope I can be a “bright spot” on your social media feeds.
If you, too, are choosing a word for 2017 I would love if you shared it. We can cheer each other on to be the best at – whatever – all year long! *Cheers*